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Heather Morcroft

Family Attorney at Winter Park, FL

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 6 years
    Florida - FL 36 years
    Ohio - OH 37 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Heather

Learn Heather’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Juvenile, child abuse and neglect, divorce, custody, guardianship, family adoptions, patrernity, dependency and termination of parental rights. Special immigrant juvenile and family related immigration issues. Also do special education law for special needs children, and will attend IEP meetings.

    27 years

  2. Guardianship
    15%
    Guardianships for children with extended family members or non-relatives, as well as associated immigration matters in some cases. Guardianships for incompetent or disabled adults.

    22 years

  3. Immigration
    15%
    Special immigrant juvenile and other family petitions such as alien relative petitions, and court removal actions related to those areas only.

  4. Appeals
    10%
    State and federal appeals.

    32 years

  5. Constitutional
    10%
    First Amendment and civil rights issues.

    38 years

I obtained my Florida Supreme Court Board Certification in Juvenile Law on August 1, 2017.  I and 93 other Florida lawyers were the first members of the Florida Bar to qualify for this honor, as this is the first time certification has been offered in this area of the law.

Location

Heather Morcroft, Esq.
331 S. Wymore Rd.
Winter Park, FL, 327893747
Heather Morcroft, Esq.
300 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd.
Longwood, FL, 32750
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very responsive and thorough
Contacted attorney Morcroft with an issue of urgency. She was highly responsive and thorough in her response. Would gladly recommend her to a prospective client.
Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2015
Question in rgards to department of children and families what they can and cannot do.
Heather is a dedicated lawyer and it is apparent that she cares about people enough to take the time to answer questions of people whom have concerns and may or may not be able to hire an attorney. She is knowledgeable. Very kind although having no attorney client relationship with her. I can just tell that she likes what she does and absolutely knows what she is talking about.. She answered so many questions of mine and it truly helped me in a situation that I was not too sure of what I should do. Being in the position I was in from my past experiences with lawyers I felt betrayed and taken advantage of ( I divorced an attorney) I was so blind after ten years of marriage, he did as he pleased each year with alimony so I was skeptical of hiring another attorney and paying all these fees. Heather answered things she did not have to and went above and beyond her call of duty doing it all pro bono. How nice. I appreciated it because at this time in my life It truly would be a hardship. She appears to be honest and forth coming with everything and would not lead you astray just to make a dollar as so many do. I know I have paid outrageous fees (30 thousand post divorce case) I do believe if I needed an attorney she would be my pick for she answers your questions and advises and then after I came back to say a few things she never had to answer me but she did. I did not expect her to do so just was commenting. She truly enjoys helping others and doing the right thing and very interested in the person and the situation. I have seen her reviews from her peers I think they too agree that she is very intelligent, well read,and has a broad spectrum of knowledge as an attorney and I would use her if I needed to do so. She deserves Excellent. She also treats people with utmost respect regardless of what walk of life they may come from. Very classy woman . So few people today esp. in this type of profession could careless about helping others unless they are being paid for it. She is not one of them and I would say she is therefore someone you can trust to treat you fairly and do the very that she can. Thank you Ms. Morcroft. You were a Blessing to me during this time.
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Posted by Julee | August 12, 2014
Great Family Law Attorney!!!!!!!!!
Heather was passionate about my case from day one until the end. She is very knowledgeable and can advise you based on knowing how the system works and how judges rule. She was great at our trial, I felt she had my best interest in mind at all times. I never felt like she made me "fight" for things just to run up my bill. I felt she billed fairly, it didn't seem like she billed me for every 10 minute phone call like other attorneys do. She answers her phone and texting was a great way to communicate with her as well as email. I would recommend her to any of my family and friends. I hope that I don't have to use her again, but if I needed to, I would in a second.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2013
As helpful of a lawyer as it gets !
I was clueless in all that is related to court information, yet with the help of Attorney Morcroft educated responses; I feel ready and confident to encounter any arduous court issues. Thank you Ms. Morcroft.
Posted by Tammi | June 29, 2012
Highly recommend this attorney; she is compassionate, skillful, and ethical
Heather handled a case of Fraud and Conversion for me, against my ex business partners. The case was handled quickly and efficiently, and was decided in my favor. I would highly recommend Heather to anyone who is looking for effective results. She took my case and resolved it in just a couple of months, when it could have taken years, due to the complex nature of the case.
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Posted by Lelia & James | June 28, 2012
When you need a Lawyer there is only one to call
Choosing a lawyer is an important decision. You want to find the right person to handle your legal issues, to make the best use of your time and finances as well have a positive experience. My husband and I found that in Heather Morcroft, she has been our Attorney for five years and counting, her services to us included family (child support) civil matters, and Adoption. She is remarkable, honest, resourceful and hard-working; she communicated, responded, and interacted effectively and professionally with us, guiding and allowing us to know every step of the many legal dilemmas we faced. When the economy through us for a hardship, her accommodating, understanding and willingness to work with us and continue to work for us is why we keep her on speed dial, we would not hesitate to recommend her as one of the greatest Attorneys here in Orlando Fl .. Thanks you Ms. Morcroft
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Posted by Suzanne | June 27, 2012
Excellent advice, excellent rapport - highly recommend!
I have consulted Heather Morcroft concerning a number of different issues (in various areas of the law) and she has always given excellent advice. I am disabled and have run into a variety of legal problems for which I need counsel. Ms. Morcroft is not only an excellent attorney, she is very personable and able to empathize with her clients. I highly recommend her!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Heather Morcroft, Esq.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Assistant Regional Counsel part time
  • Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Managing Attorney
  • Department Of Children & Families
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Litigation Coordinator for the Guardian ad Litem Program
  • Legal Aid Society Of The Orange County Bar Association
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Several private firms
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Education Advocate Attorney
  • Central Florida Legal Services
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Owner
  • Heather Morcroft, Esq.
  • 1988 - 1994
  • Civil Rights Attorney
  • Equal Employment Opportunities Commission
  • 1987 - 1988
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Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • D.R., mother of J.M.G.R. v. D.C.F., 5D13-43 (5th DCA, 4/12/2013)
  • win
  • DCF v. RG, 950 So.2d 497 (Fla. 5th DCA 2007)
  • win
  • Morcroft v. JH, 935 So.2d 588 (Fla. 5th DCA 2006)
  • win
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Associations

  • Florida's Children First, Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator
  • 2002 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Law Review
  • Case Western Reserve University Law School
  • 1983

Publications

  • Florida Tort Reporter
  • Sexual Harassment
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • Question and Answers
  • Appellate Issues
  • 2009
  • Community Training
  • Dependency Cases for the GAL
  • 2006
  • Community Training
  • Dependency Cases for the GAL
  • 2005
  • Community Training Events
  • Dependency Cases for the GAL
  • 2004
  • Seminole County Dependency Summit
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected
  • 2003
  • Community Training
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile
  • 2003
  • Community Training Events
  • Health Care for Foster Children
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (54)
Given (19)
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Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Heather Morcroft. She is my go-to family law attorney in Florida."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse her without hesitation or reservation."
Family Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Morcroft consistently provides honest and accurate answers to questions posed on Avvo. Her expertise is evident, and anyone in her area who has family law questions would benefit from hiring her."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Other
"Well respected in the community and known for effective advocacy for clients!"
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have reviewed many of her responses to consumer questions and she gives accurate advice"
Family Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Morcroft. Although I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting her I have read a great deal of her responses. She is clearly a very knowledgeable attorney and a kind person. I would not hesitate to hire her."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Morcroft is one of the most giving lawyers in Avvo history. Her record of providing help to people is beyond elite. Kudos. I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by reading the answers in the AVVO community that this lawyer is a top notch attorney who is highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Morcroft is a seasoned attorney who is not afraid of the courtroom. As a family law attorney, she takes the approach of being a problem solver. I encourage you to speak with Ms. Morcroft if you are desirous of legal representation."
Family Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From reading a number of Attorney Morcroft's contributions and comments in Avvo, it is clear that she is a knowledgeable attorney that I would not hesitate to recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather Morcroft is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show her commitment to serving clients very, very well. She is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Constitutional Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Morcroft is a very knowledgeable attorney and I do not hesitate in offering my full endorsement of her ability and character."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Morcroft. She has consistently provided accurate, well-thought-out, and cogent answers to questions posed on AVVO."
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Winter Park Family Lawyer Heather Morcroft
Heather Morcroft
Family Attorney
Winter Park, FL
Licensed for 37 years